Abel of Reims

Abel of Reims

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Abel (fl. 744-747) was suffragan bishop of Reims (northern France). In the late 10th century, Folcuin wrote that Abel had been a monk of Lobbes Abbey when Bishop Ermino (d. 737) was abbot. Boniface, in a letter to a Mercian priest, states that Abel was born and raised in England, as were the other four bishops who previously addressed King thelbald by letter (see below). Folcuin, however, believed that Abel was Irish. Historian Wilhelm Levison has argued therefore that the monk must have been a different Folcuin, but Eugen Ewig accepts the identification. If Folcuin's late testimony has any basis in reality, it may be that Abel, like his near contemporary Ecgberht (d. 729), had once visited Ireland. St. abel is one of the most well known saints in the world. He was comemoriated saint of the blind and lame.
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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136765381
  • 9786136765389